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       Title: Molasses Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
     3/4 c  Margarine or shortening
       1 c  Granulated sugar
       1    Egg
       4 tb Molasses
       1 ts Cinnamon
       1 ts Ginger
       2 c  Flour
       2 ts Baking soda
            Extra sugar
  
      There are a great variety of shapes and fillings you can use when making
   hand shaped cookies. They tend to be more time consuming to make than other
   types of cookies because each one must be individually shaped. It’s well
   worth the extra time, and you may find you enjoy shaping the cookies as
   much as eating them!  Dark, fragrant, dunk-them-in-milk-or-coffee
   cookies-like great grandmother used to bake.
   
        In a large bowl, cream margarine or shortening with sugar. Add egg and
   blend. Add molasses and spices; mix well. Add flour and baking soda and
   blend. Chill dough 30 minutes or overnight (covered tightly).
       Preheat oven to 325. Shape dough into small balls, roll in sugar and
   place 2-inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes. Remove
   from oven and cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 1/2 dozen.
       Kathie Janger, Co-author of Knowing Beans About Coffee, McLean, VA
  
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